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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic’s Florida and Rochester, Minnesota campuses have been named National Pancreas Foundation Centers by the non-profit patient-centered National Pancreas Foundation. The foundation describes these centers as “premier healthcare facilities that focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis, treating the whole patient with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.”
Because treatment of pancreatitis and other pancreatic disorders is often inconsistent, the foundation says, it created the designation to distinguish institutions that focus on patient-centered care either for treating the disease or to get an expert second opinion.
The foundation designated 30 institutions in the United States as centers.
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